DIMITRIOS M.

Dimitrios is an OCT certified teacher with 7 years of experience. During his time with the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board, he has taught a variety of grades and subjects. Dimitrios is certified in the junior/intermediate/and senior divisions. Although his specialty is music, he has had experience teaching mathematics, literacy, science, and social studies. He also has experience teaching virtually in an individualized, engaging manner to facilitate student success. Dimitrios believes it is his responsibility as a teacher/tutor to foster student growth through struggle and adversity, while at the same time praising and celebrating their achievements. The opportunity to be a role model and affect the lives of his students in a positive manner is something that Dimitrios takes great pride in. He is a part of many musical groups where he performs for different functions as well as enjoys watching sports such as football and soccer.

AZHAR H.

Azhar is a second-year Mechatronics engineering student at the University of Waterloo. He has extensive experience in tutoring students and a keen interest in mathematics and science. Azhar believes that patience and enthusiasm are extremely important in helping a student learn.

VATSAL D.

Vatsal is a Data Scientist by profession and a passionate teacher and leaner. He is currently working as a Data Scientist at TD Bank where he is responsible for building analytics capabilities for capital markets. Vatsal is a gold medalist in Mechanical Engineering and completed his master’s in Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto in 2019. As a master’s student he has been a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate level courses in mathematics and statistics. Being passionate about teaching he was also engaged in tutoring high school kids, from Ontario grade 7th through 12th, and has volunteered for NGOs focused on educating underprivileged kids. Vatsal believes in holistic and character-building education which enables students to connect theory with the real world around them, and follows a pedagogy that helps students connect the dots. Apart from teaching, Vatsal loves to hike and is ambitious about learning to fly a fixed-wing glider. He is also trying to lead a car-free life to do his part at curbing pollution and help our environment heal itself.

Shivani J.

Shivani is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts in Performance Studies. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Psychology. In the past, Shivani has worked extensively as a dance and Taekwondo instructor for younger children as well as a camp counsellor for kids aged 6-12. Shivani enjoys designing leadership and personal development curriculums for educational and non-profit institutions, specifically designed for primary junior and middle school students. She loves creating unique programs that combine education and play to encourage children to be an active participant in their education!

LAURA L.

Laura has over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience in a variety of environments, from elementary through to high school. She has also taught ESL locally and abroad. She has experience working with students within a wide range of learning abilities, and works compassionately with students wherever they are at. Laura holds a Masters degree, and is a certified Early Childhood Educator. She is interested in learning about and participating in efforts towards social justice.

ASHLEY B.

Ashley is an Ontario Certified Honours Specialist Physics Teacher with experience teaching Mathematics and Chemistry. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph where she majored in Physics and minored in Mathematics. During her undergraduate degree she worked on Physics Education Research and was a member of the Curriculum Development Team for the Physics Department. Her passion for Science, Mathematics, and teaching were evident from a very young age and she has over 15 years of tutoring experience. She prides herself in making STEM accessible to every learner through everyday applications. Ashley completed her teaching degree at Queen’s University and has worked with multiple different curricula throughout her 8 years of teaching, including Ontario and IB. Ashley also loves to travel; she took advantage of her time teaching in London to travel to over 30 countries. Ashley believes developing relationships with her students and rooting key concepts in students’ experiences allows for a deeper connection to the subject matter.

JORDAN B.

Jordan graduated from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (currently known Ontario Tech University) with a Bachelor of Science with a focus of Physics and Biology. He completed his Bachelor of Education the following year. During his time in University, he worked as a cashier, a scribe for visually impaired students, and a tutor. Upon graduation, he moved to England where he began teaching and investing in his true love of traveling. When he wasn’t jet-hopping to different European countries, he was teaching Science to all levels of Secondary School (Grade 7 – Grade 11). Additionally he taught A-level Physics (similar to Grade 12 – first year university level) as well as working in a Special Education Centre for students with Autism. After 3.5 years of teaching abroad, Jordan decided it was time to come home and now teaches with the Durham District School Board. Since joining the board; he has had 3 full year long term contracts – two of which were in elementary. His Junior experience focussed on Grade 6 EQAO preparation. He currently teaches Grade 10 Science and Math and Grade 11 and University Physics.
Typically, you can find Jordan practising Yoga or working out at the gym (pre-quarantine days), playing video games, or taking a stroll around the lakefront at Kew and Woodbine Beach.
Jordan continues to pursue professional development; recently completing an Additional Qualification in Intermediate Math. Jordan has also received Additional Qualifications for Primary and Junior teaching. Next he will be branching out to obtain Senior level Math.

 

DAVID R.

David is a 4th year double major student looking forward to getting his bachelor’s in economics and in anthropology in June 2021. He has experience preparing upper high school students for the SAT (the standardized test for college entry in the United States), helping them to build confidence in their skills and getting them comfortable with the format of the test. To do so, he has shown the necessary dose of patience to drive students pass any dead ends in their thought process, all along connecting with them and seeing the material from their point of view. After all, David is also a student and knows what it means to not understand difficult concepts and to feel stagnated in a topic. He has learned from such situations and has come up with easy and intuitive way

ELNAZ H.

Elnaz completed her Bachelor of Science degree at York University. She has completed her MCAT exam and has applied to medical schools across Ontario for the 2021 year. Elnaz has more than 7 years of private tutoring experience, as well as experience working with ESL students.
Elnaz is passionate about teaching and hopes to empower and motivate her students through active communication and mutual decision making. Elnaz believes in working collaboratively with students to improve the skills they will need to succeed in their academic and non-academic lives – such as time management, leadership, and communication skills.
Furthermore, Elnaz is an outgoing and energetic person. She likes to play piano and sing in her spare time. She is also a painter, and an aspiring cartoonist.

ALLIE C.

Allie is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology and Education. With over 10 years of experience in the field of education, Allie has taught Grades 1, 2 and 5 and currently teaches Grade 3 in Toronto. Alongside teaching her own class, she is also a Special Education Resource Teacher for students in kindergarten to Grade 8. Allie strongly believes that every child is capable of success. She works closely with each student to provide individualized support and active encouragement which is reinforced by establishing and maintaining close communication with families. Allie is dedicated to teaching the holistic student and creates engaging lessons that are centred around students’ interests and experiences. In her free time, Allie enjoys travelling, painting, dancing, and reading as many books as she possibly can. Though during the school year, she can usually be found on the couch with Netflix and her dog, Charlie.